Hi there, I'm Jayne- The Naptown Organizer.
|Photo courtesy of Kasey Walker Photography|
I'm a twenty-something Midwesterner mama who loves to write, organize, and spend time with my family.
I met my super smart and immensely patient husband DH in the spring of 2003 while we were both members of our college rowing team. We struck up a friendship and then began dating one year later in the spring of 2004.
I knew I loved him when we were still happy to be around each other after a fourteen hour bus ride to Philadelphia for a race. Which was especially fun because it was the middle of a hot summer day and the bus kept breaking down on the side of the highway.
We were married in the fall of 2007 and lived happily ever organized. I finished my master's degree in speech language pathology and began working in hospitals and nursing homes with the adult and geriatric populations. DH finished his degree in electrical engineering and began working in Naptown.
|Photos courtesy of Kasey Walker Photography|
Our first child, little man, was born in the beginning of 2011. Little man decided that he'd like to enter the world during an ice storm. DH spent several hours trying to ice pick out a path in our driveway so that we could get into the hospital.
Little man is now a bright, sweet, cuddly little toddler who is easier to love every day. His current loves are strawberries, Thomas the Train, his monkey blanket lovey, and the awesome play kitchen he received for his second birthday. We just love him immensely.
In the spring of 2012, we became pregnant with our second child. Her pregnancy was quite a bit rough in the beginning, and for a little while we weren't sure if she'd decide to stay with us.
Thankfully, we were extremely lucky to welcome our second child, little lady, into our family at the wintery end of 2012. Little lady decided to enter the world during a blizzard, rendering our midwife unable to get to us and our planned home birth turning into a hospital birth at the last minute.
|Photos courtesy of Elisabeth Smith Photography|
(Our next baby is going to be a summer baby if we can have any control over that!)
Little lady's current loves are sleeping a TON (like 7-9 hour stretches, every night, at one month old... Yep, we're shocked too!), cuddling with her daddy, and batting her gorgeous little eyelashes at her mama. We are so, so very fortunate and immensely thankful that she is here with us and decided to stay.
I began The Naptown Organizer blog in the beginning of 2012 as an outlet for my thoughts, words, and ideas. It began as a simple way to share how I stay organized with a few friends, and has blossomed into the place where I share so much more.
Some of my favorite topics to write about are my beautiful children and how I parent them, the eco-friendly lifestyle we strive to live, and all those little tips & tricks that help me stay organized and put together as a wife and working mother of two.
I hope you'll settle in, get to reading a few of my favorite posts, and stay for a while.
Let's get organized, shall we?